Privately owned Texas town drops ‘Bikinis’ name

Doug Guller, owner of Bikini’s and several other Austin bars and restaurants, is photographed at his 508 Tequila Bar on Dec. 10, 2014. (Statesman)

Bikinis, Texas, is no more. The privately owned town has reverted to Bankersmith, the name it had before it was bought by an Austin restaurateur whose chain requires waitresses to wear bikinis.

Doug Guller bought the ghost town in 2012. The town was intended to become a tourist attraction tied to the restaurant chain.

Since acquiring the property, Guller has built a hall with a bar and sound and light system for weddings and corporate events.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that the name change is meant to appease neighbors, who have complained about rowdiness at events.

Guller says the property can hold about 3,000 people.

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